it'd be nice to have an hdmi port on this thing - if it in fact supports 1080p..
i'd buy one and leave hooked up to my TV as a dedicated media PC ;-)
it would be much appreciated if you could do some crossfire benching...
for example, i bought a 5770 because the 5850 was unavailable, out of stock, and over priced.
so now would it be better to get another 5770 and crossfire it?
or should i get a 5830 and crossfire it with my 5770?
or just sell the 5770 and get a 5850...?
these are the hard hitting questions we need answers to! =]
thanks for the good work as always!
too many bugs in all the reviews i'm reading lately...
they need to get this stuff ironed out because the average consumer will not want to play with compatibility issues =\
i'm sort of sad it only comes with 4gb of ram.=\
also i wonder what it'll be clocked at. legit got 6.6ghz with nitrogen. maybe 4.5 on water? *goes to google*
i have 4.2 on air with my i7 920. (6gb ram)
i like the graphics card =] but only useful if you game on a 30" or > 1920x1200. not many people can afford such high res monitors.
that power supply is overkill.
very weak on the hard drive also =[
overall this system is AWESOME because it is free and if i won it i'd give it to my little bro to play with =]
I also ordered TWO of that package!!!
jk jk - this is a huge ripoff as I don't have ANYTHING that could benefit from this speed.
so most of that 4,000 is in teh grfx and cpu...
the hard drives aren't special at all =[
agreed! ssd or lower your price aliedell!
so if SSDs that read at 200+ make windows lighting fast, will these new 800+ drives make a visible difference? nope.
will they hurt your wallet? yep.
so then aspiring reader, who needs these drives? people running database servers.
and those people don't care about price because the data on their servers is worth 10x the hardware. at least it should be =]
will we see these in our rigs in the next 5 years? nope.
when i'm ready to buy i think this will be the drive i go with.
maybe OCZ but i'd have to get a real deal on it...
for the companies (from a pure economic standpoint) it doesn't make sense to lower the price. for now they will sell at a high price to all the people who can afford/are willing to pay that much. then when sales die down, they will lower the price to a point where the next group of people are comfy.
if they lower it to 100 for a 256gb drive they will sell lots sure, but economically they know everyone wants these things and can afford to price step the market
now if a new company were to burst onto the scene they could take all teh business away from the intel's and the OCZ's by pricing lower.....
quick edit - i though the whole purpose of kids was so you'd have trading chips ;-]
@kid007 - no flame war intentions, but why pay apple's premium for their version of the i7? i like their OS but don't like to pay extra for the same hardware... know what i mean?